Annual ANZAC Service - Thursday 18 April
Albertians President Ben Stallworthy, Deputy Head Prefects Don, Ruby Gibbons
Each year we remember the 200 Albertians have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the nation's armed forces.
This year, we were priviledged to have the mother and two brothers of Lance Corporal Rory Malone as our special guests.
Last year, Albertian Rory was killed in action in Afghanistan.
The family presented the headmaster with a framed photo which will join those of the fallen placed on the walls of the Gamble Hall for the memorial service.
Kel White has passed away
Albertian Kel White passed away on 5 March 2013, aged 74 years. As a student, then in later years as a staff member, he was an athlete, rugby coach, singing coach, HOD Languages, senior housemaster, teacher and mentor of generations of boys. A service for Kel was held on Monday 11 March 2013.
Former Head Boy Carl Perry Inaugural Foundation Scholar
Monday 25 February, at the Year 11 and 12 assembly, Albertian, Carl Perry, was presented with the inaugural Mount Albert Grammar School Foundation Teacher Training Scholarship by Foundation Trustee, former Headmaster and Albertian, Greg Taylor.
Albertian TeRina Keenan Throws a Personal Best
Click here for a recent article about TeRina's current successes in discus competition, including a personal best 58.25m at Whanganui.
Albertian of the Year - 2012
DipPharm, PGDipPharmPrac, PGCertClinPharm, RegPharmNZ, FPS, MNZCP
At Mount Albert Grammar School 1969-1973
Dale Griffiths was presented with Albertian of the Year salver at a special assembly on Monday 29 October. Besides being a leading figure in the field of Pharmacy, Mr Griffith's contribution to the School has been immense. He has been a member of the Albertians Association executive since 1999 and was president for three years. He was a trustee of the Mount Albert Grammar School Foundation from its inception in 2009 until last year, and he has been a parent representative on the Schools Board of Trustees since 2006. More...
Congratulations to the following past students
Josh Bayliss (1986-1990)
Josh Bayliss was a student at Mount Albert Grammar School from 1986-1990, he then went on to study at The University of Auckland where he trained as a lawyer before working in Wellington, Auckland and London.
He is currently co-chief executive of the Virgin Group, where he is part of a team responsible for managing Branson family Investments. He had joined Virgin Blue in 2005 as general counsel after an interview with Branson in the back of a car stuck in a London traffic jam. As opportunities have presented themselves he has been fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. It was in July 2011 he was appointed to his current position.
Bruce Culpan (1944-1947)
Bruce has been a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand for 60 years.
William Good (2001-2005)
William was Head Boy and Dux in his final year at Mount Albert Grammar School. William is currently working at Middlemore Hospital.
Mary-Grace Aballe (2002-2005)
Mary-Grace was Head Girl in her final year at Mount Albert Grammar School. Mary-Grace is currently working at Waikato Hospital.
They recently graduated from The University of Auckland with their Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB).
Andrew Austin (1998-2002)
Graduated in 2012 from The University of Auckland with a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He was a University Doctoral Scholar and Bright Future Top Achiever Doctoral Scholar
Celia Austin (2003-2007)
Graduated in 2012 from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with First Class Honours in Art History
Jeremy Austin (2001-2005)
Graduated 2010 from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Pharmacy
TeRina Keenan (2005 -2007)
TeRina was competing with the Athletics team at the Western Athletic Conference Champs (WAC) in Idaho prior to her graduation and was due to fly in. At this meet in Idaho she won the discus 54.60m for the third time, throwing a personal best and came 2nd 15.18m in shot-put.
There was a slight mishap with the graduation plans though. Their jet was grounded & delayed by bird strike in Seattle so that consequently six of them missed the Undergraduate morning ceremony.
However, in a first-time departure from the usual custom, they were allowed to march & graduate in the afternoon ceremony with the Masters & PhD students, which was also a bonus for her family to see her cross the stage.
TeRina is training hard for the US Regional Champs to qualify for NCAA champs, and will be back in NZ around June 15. She has competed in Austin Texas at regional championships and qualified for the NCAA championships, which took place in Des Moine Idaho. She made the final and placed ninth. When she returns she has a 14-day stay and will be preparing to travel to Europe where she will compete in Germany, France, Belgium, Wales and England with the NZ Athletics Development team.
Gareth Williams-Spiers (2004-2008)
Gareth is proving hard to catch on the rugby field. He is the flying winger playing for Suburbs and midway through June, having scored two tries in the previous weekend game is leading the top try scorer table with 13 tries for the season. His closest rivals have scored nine tries. Williams-Spiers was recently named in the Auckland ITM wider training squad along with fellow recent Albertians: Dillan Hallaholo (2007-2011), Gafatasi Sua (2009-2011), Sean Brookman (2008-2010) and Albert Nikoro (2006-2010).
Arun Panchia (2002-2006) and Thomas Guy (2005-2009)
They are the Head Coach and Assistant Coach of the 1st XI Boys Hockey team in 2012. Panchia was a member of the winning NZ Black Sticks team who recently returned from Malaysia having won the Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament for the first time in the 21-year history of the tournament. He has recently been named as the travelling reserve in the Black Sticks team to travel to the Olympics later in the year in London.
Alan Bollard to head APEC
Albertian and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Alan Bollard is to head the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) secretariat for the next three years. More...
Greg Moyle - Hall of Distinction Induction
On Monday 20 August, Greg Moyle (at school 1968-1972) was inducted into the Mount Albert Grammar School Hall of Distinction at a special assembly. More...
Rory Malone - RIP
Albertian Rory Malone has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. He came to MAGS in 2002 from Waihi College to complete his secondary schooling (Year 12). He left at the end of the year to join the Army Reserve Force and then transferred to the Regular Force as a rifleman. The Albertians Association and Mount Albert Grammar School wish to send their sincere condolences to his family at this time.
NZ Herald Article
The 90th Jubilee was a wonderful experience. It was another step in bringing Mount Albert Grammar School's extended family together.
Albertian Graham Burgess cuts the Jubilee Cake with
head prefects Keneti Ah Kuoi-Atmore and Hayley Becht,
TeRina was competing with the athletics team at the Western Athletic Conference Champs (WAC) in Idaho prior to her graduation. At this meet, she won the discus 54.60m for the third time, throwing a PB & came 2nd 15.18m in shot-put.There was a slight mishap with the graduation plans though. Their jet was grounded & delayed by bird strike in Seattle, so that consequently six of them missed the undergraduate morning ceremony. However, in a first-time departure from the usual custom, they were allowed to march & graduate in the afternoon ceremony with the Masters & PhD students, which was also a bonus for her family to see them cross the stage. She and five other athletes were capped and she beamed with delight at achieving this milestone, the first grandchild on both sides to achieve this. Her family was thankful to see her at a graduation ceremony and get capped. TeRina is training hard for the US Regional Champs to qualify for NCAA champs, & will be back in NZ around June 15. She is in Austin Texas at regional championships and is aiming to qualify for NCAA championships which will take place in Des Moines, Idaho.
When she returns she has a 14 day stay and will be preparing to travel to Europe where she will compete in Germany, France, Belgium, Wales and England with the NZ Athletics Development team. When she returns, she will be looking at further study in business and her athletics will be focused on the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow and then the 2016 Olympics. All dreams, with a focus of one step at a time at this stage.
Annual Anzac Service - Monday 23 April
The school's annual Anzac Service was held on Monday 23 April. It was attended by year 9 and year 13 students and a large number of Albertians. The guest speaker was student Claire McCracken whose great uncle Albertian Aubin Karl Lempriere died from wounds he sustained in his first battle during World War II. More...
Hall of Distinction Induction
On Monday 19 March, Professor Michael Walker, biological researcher, academic, teacher and humanitarian (at school 1967-1971) was inducted into the Mount Albert Grammar School Hall of Distinction. More...
Mount Albert Grammar School Foundation
Dear Albertians, Parents and Friends of the School,
You can contribute to the ongoing development of the School in many ways.
Giving to the Foundation will provide funds for the development and improvement of the school facilities for current and future generations of students.
Each of us has benefited, either directly or indirectly, from the educational opportunities that Mount Albert Grammar School has to offer. Now is our time to act for the benefit of present and future students.
The Foundation will support the School in many ways that would not otherwise be achievable through operational funding from the Ministry of Education, e.g.
- special staffing assistance awards
- special purpose projects and activities
You can support Mount Albert Grammar School by making a tax-deductible donation to the foundation and by participating in the Foundation's Bequest Programme, which will enable you to leave a lasting legacy for the benefit of the School for future generations.